Food and Nutrition Services
Summer Food Service Program extended through school year
ALL students may have FREE lunch and breakfast at school
The USDA has extended the free student meal program through June 30, 2021. This means all students under age 18 may receive a free breakfast and free lunch at school, if they choose, through EPS Food and Nutrition Services. Student eligibility status is not required for the SFSP program so lunch accounts will NOT be charged; all meals are free.
Families experiencing food insecurity
Families experiencing food insecurity issues may pick up free meals for their students who are learning in EVA and Hybrid programs for days their students are not in the school building - five days of meals for EVA students, and three days of meals for Hybrid students. Curbside pickup of meals is once a week on Wednesdays, at Door 15 behind EHS.
Pick Up Location: Edina High School, Door 15 (behind school)
When: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
**NOTE: On the weeks when there are holidays, Food Pick Up Day will be on Tuesdays!
- Tuesday, Nov. 24
- Tuesday, Dec. 22
- Tuesday, Dec. 29
Families with transportation difficulties may request meal delivery
If your family needs meals on days when students are not in school buildings but cannot pick up meals, you may request delivery by completing the form below. Delivery day is also Wednesdays. *Complete Meal Delivery Request by noon on Friday for delivery the following week.
Apply for lunch benefits to qualify for additional opportunities!
Although qualifying for meal benefits is not necessary to receive free meals, it is still very important to complete the meal benefits application as soon as possible! Qualifying for meal benefits also qualifies students for additional benefits, including: free ACT testing; participation in College Possible program; college scholarships; some government benefits; and discounts for things such as Comcast internet service, and tickets to various museums.
You should apply if::
- Your family qualified for meal benefits last year -- a new application MUST BE SUBMITTED EACH YEAR.
- Your family applied last year but did not meet income guidelines. The guidelines change a little each year and you may now qualify for benefits.
- Your household income has been affected by unemployment, health crisis, death or other circumstances.
Eat. Learn. Live!
Edina Public Schools is committed to supporting a school environment that promotes and protects students' health, well-being and ability to learn by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. In partnership with Chartwells, our Food Service department offers a wide variety of healthy choices for all students.
Elementary schools prohibit peanuts, peanut products
This year, all elementary students will be eating lunch and snacks in their classrooms. To ensure a safe dining experience for all students, foods with peanuts and tree nuts cannot be brought to school. There are many students with life threatening food allergies and exposure to a peanut or tree nut product puts many students at risk of anaphylaxis. We need your help to keep everyone safe.
Allergies and Medical Conditions
If your student is in need of any special diet accommodations, please contact our Registered Dietitian, Alexandra Turnbull at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.848.3812
Simply Good Nutrition
Our Simply Good Nutrition Education and Wellness program contains monthly materials for Wellness Committees, teachers and parents geared to students of all ages!
- Use our materials to highlight fruits and vegetables that we also feature on our menus.
- Hang our bulletin boards in your classrooms or hallways, use our activity sheets during classroom "down time," and send handouts home with parent.
- Host a short nutrition education lesson or a food demo to build excitement with students! All materials provided.
Did you know?
All grains offered with school breakfast and lunch are 51% whole grain or more!?
National School Lunch & Breakfast Program
- National Standards for School Meals
- Offer vs Serve Requirements
- What is Included with School Lunch?
- What is Included with School Breakfast?
Smart Snacks in School
- What is the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools?
- Beverage Guidelines for USDA Smart Snacks in School
- Smart Snacks in School and Fundraisers During the School Day
- Ideas for Smart Snacks
Check if your food or beverage is compliant with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Calculator.
The Meal Fund supports families experiencing an unexpected financial hardship. Learn how you can access the Meal Fund and how you can contribute.
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For questions regarding Educational Benefits for free/reduced lunch, call: 952-848-3811
Please direct all correspondence to:
Edina High SchoolAttn: Food Service6754 Valley View RoadEdina, MN 55439Make checks payable to:ISD 273 Food ServiceDirector of Dining ServicesDan Hutchinson952-848-3813Chartwells Registered DietitianAlexandra Turnbull, RDN, LD952-848-3812